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Old 02-15-2004, 05:26 AM   #1
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console doen't know "make"

i want to install gnutella, but when i should type in "make", there comes the error
"bash: make: command not found"
i know i have to install a package, but where can i get it?
thx 4 help
Old 02-15-2004, 06:25 AM   #2
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Is there a 'configure' that came with the package?
Try './configure' and then that will produce a make file for you.

Another possibility is you have a "Makefile.PL' , in wich case you should give the command 'perl Makefile.PL' to produce the makefile.

I can't imagine you would be able to install linux without the make program being installed with it...if you have doubts try 'slocate make' you should see it's location pop up.
Old 02-15-2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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Install Make. Without Make you won't be able to install anything from the source so you'll need to get a make.rpm from somewhere. Best option is to check your Linux CD's. You'll probably need a few more things before you get it to work. Post back if you need more help, but it's generally quicker (in my experience) to copy and paste the error message from the terminal into Google. Error messages are what makes Linux work. It's when you don't get a message to Google on that you're really screwed.


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